Project ID | 803 |

Description | The talk will start with a 'Damned Lie' and finish with some 'Damned Tricky Statistics'. In between the talk will cover some simple statistical concepts: Averages (mean or median), Percentages (relative or absolute) and Probability, Chance & Risk and will aim to explain them clearly with interesting statistics taken from everyday life as examples. However, statistics are frequently misused and examples will be given of their misuse in medicine, politics and the law. |

Topic | Science Talks |

Type | U3A-led research (not an SLP) |

U3A | None |

Organization/partner | None |

Year started | 2018 |

Source of reference | Talk given at the U3A Science Network Meeting, Nottingham, 2018 |

Output | None known |

Document | None |

Notes | This Speaker is no longer a member of the U3A |